Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

Monthon Arayangkoon's THE VICTIM

Monthon Arayangkoon's THE VICTIM

Movie review by Dennis D. McDonald

This Thai ghost story/crime thriller is convoluted, intense — and scary. There’s a minimum of blood and sex. The characters keep us interested. The story takes some surprising plot twists. I kept wondering, “What’s going to happen next?”

The story: a struggling actress is hired by the police to re-enact crime scenes. This morphs into  film crew making a thriller about a murdered beauty queen/dancer. Vengeful ghosts haunt the sets. Tragedies occur.

I enjoyed the performance by the young actress Phitchanat Sakhakon. She skillfully projects both goofy amateurishness and professional coolness. Plus she screams real good.

Copyright (c) 2011 by Dennis D. McDonald

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